Readers React

Each week, the Observer-Reporter asks Facebook friends to respond to a question about an issue in the news. This week, we asked: “What are your thoughts about Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation as a Supreme Court justice?”

Marie Walleck: Bottom line ... Innocent until PROVEN guilty ... justice was absolutely served.

John M. Cherup: A nation deeply divided prior to his confirmation became even more so afterward. History will not be kind to this corrupt administration. Sad!

Christine Broderick Rosick: The Democrats had plenty of time to bring it forward confidentially and chose to wait until the last minute. They did the right thing by moving forward.

John P. Buckels There’s plenty of blame to go around, but (Dianne) Feinstein’s conscious and purely partisan decision to release the letter 6 to 8 weeks after she received it further divided our country. I watched both testimonies and was unconvinced by (Christine Blasey) Ford. Yes, Kavanaugh showed some emotion, but if I were innocent, I’d show some emotion, too! Do we, as a nation, a culture, want a legal system where you are guilty until proved innocent? Think about that.

Sharon Sue Armstrong Myers: People who really know him have nothing but good to say about him, including the American Bar Association. That carries more weight than all those who want to believe the worst. He is probably one of the most qualified that can be found. The fears of the critics are unfounded and contrived.

Joyce Rodgers: He just doesn’t have the right temperament to be a judge. All other issues aside, they have others that could have done a better job!

Pamela Marloff Graham: The way this whole thing played out was an embarrassment to our country! It was a witch hunt. I’m glad he was nominated.

Linda Hupp Shipe: Great choice for our country. I am really sick of the liberal tactics to divide our country. He will do a great job.

Janet Dianne Staggers Gaffney: I think there will be no answer by anyone that can bring this divide together. However, this divide does bring with it a dangerous curve. There is now a new view of women and their inaccurate reporting of abuse as well the fear of men being accused and no way to prove their innocence. We have taken many steps backwards with our viewpoint of innocent until proven guilty. It seems now there is guilt before proof on both sides. He said ... she said. We all lose if this divide grows wider.

Claire Goudy Mish: Horrible behavior for a potential Supreme Court judge. Not seeing a fair stance on anything involving a Democrat.

Frank Ryan Jones: I find it surprising that a large group of people that hated everything that (Barack) Obama did would suddenly support a judge who ruled that the Obamacare penalty was a “tax.” Those same people look past the fact that Kavanaugh helped write the Patriot Act, giving our government the ability to invade all of our privacies.

Cheryn Isbell: I’m not with going back 30 years, but I think he should have a mental health eval and an anger management program. He’s not fit to serve with the temperament he has. Nasty.

Paul Richard: I looked at it skeptically and was in his favor, then he blew up and started crying and threatening ... very unbecoming, not for a judge, but for a Supreme Court judge. Vote no.

Alfred Filippelli: If Feinstein would have honored her request! Or came forward eight weeks earlier when she received letter, there would have been time!

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